Macklin, Robert

Plot LocationSai Wan Cemetery
Plot VII. B. 20
Given Name(s)Robert
Place of BirthWinnipeg, Canada
Date of Birth (Eng) 
Date of Birth (Heb)March 20, 1909
Date of Death (Eng)December 22, 1942
Date of Death (Heb) 
Age at Death33
Hebrew Name 
Spouse’s NameUrsula Teresa Carroll (b. 1915)
Father’s NameMorris Macklin
Mother’s NameSonia (Sara/Sarah) Elkin
Other Surnames 
Marital StatusM
Maiden Name 
Service RankSergeant Instructor
Religious Status (כ/ל/י) 
Cause of DeathAcute enteritis (in a POW camp)
Other Family DataDaughter: Bonita (b. 1941). Siblings: Edward (b. c. 1905), Walter (b. c. 1907, Sunnyslope, Alberta; d. July 13, 1958, Montreal) and Grace (b. August 3, 1910, R. M. of Daly, Manitoba; d. February 9, 1925, Montreal)
Inscription (Eng)(Insignia of the Army Educational Corps) 3446359 SERJEANT R. MACKLIN ARMY EDUCATIONAL CORPS 22ND DECEMBER 1942 AGE 33 (Magen David with Hebrew inscription inside) MEMORIES OF YOU WILL BE EVER GREEN “GIRLIE”
Inscription (Heb)ת’נ’צ’ב’ה
Inscription (Other) 
HistoricalBorn in Winnipeg but grew up on rue St. Hubert in the St. Jacques district of Montreal. Probably joined the British Army very shortly after graduating high school as the newspaper clipping suggests he had served for 13 years. Died of Acute Enteritis and Mobague (?). Described as Sgt. Instructor Army Education Corps working in Office of HK Chief Censor.

Married Ursula in Surrey, England in 1937. “Girlie” was her nickname.

His father was born in Russia. His mother’s name is absent from the 1921 census while a domestic’s name is included with the family. This may indicate that his mother had died or perhaps left the family by then. Indeed, a Sarah Macklin, a Jew from Russia who was born in 1882, appears on the 1916 census living as a lodger in Selkirk, Manitoba.

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